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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


advection the horizontal movement of air.
advective relating to advection, the horizontal movement of air.
aerograph an airborne meteorological recording instrument.
aerolite a meteorite.
aerolith a meteorite.
aerolitic of or pertaining to aerolites; meteoric; as, aerolitic iron.
aerologic relating to aerology, the study of the atmosphere.
aerological relating to aerology, the study of the atmosphere.
aerology the study of the atmosphere.
aeronomer one who studies the earth's atmosphere.
aeronomic relating to aeronomy, the study of chemical and physical phenomena in the upper atmosphere.
aeronomical relating to aeronomy, the study of chemical and physical phenomena in the upper atmosphere.
aeronomist one who studies aeronomy, the science of the earth's atmosphere.
aeronomy the study of chemical and physical phenomena in the upper atmosphere.
aeropause the region of the earth's atmosphere above which aircraft cannot fly.
aerosiderite an iron meteorite.
aerospace the Earth's atmosphere and the space beyond it.
aerosphere the entire atmosphere surrounding the earth.
aether the upper air.
aetheric relating to the aether.
airglow a faint light in the night sky, produced by radiation from the upper atmosphere.
airshed the air supply of a given region.
airstream a flow of air.
allhallond as in allhallond summer, a spell of fine weather about All Hallows.
allhallowen as in allhallowen summer, a spell of fine weather about All Hallows.
allhallown as in allhallown summer, a spell of fine weather about All Hallows.
allhollown as in allhollown summer, a spell of fine weather about All Hallows.
allobar a change in barometric pressure.
alpenglow a reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains.
altocumulus (Lat.) a type of cloud.
altostratus (Lat.) a type of cloud.
anthelion (Greek) a luminous ring seen on a cloud opposite the sun.
anviltop an anvil-shaped cloud mass.
atmologist one who is versed in atmology.
atmology the science of aqueous vapour.
atmos (Short for) atmosphere.
atmosphere the body of air and gas which surrounds the earth.
atmosphered having an atmosphere.
atmospheric of, relating to, or occurring in the atmosphere.
atmospherical related to the atmosphere.
atmospherically (Adv.) ATMOSPHERICAL, related to the atmosphere.
aurora (Lat.) a luminous atmospheric phenomenon.
aurorean like the aurora, a luminous atmospheric phenomenon.
baroceptor a sensory receptor sensitive to a pressure stimulus.
barogram a recording made by a barograph, an instrument for recording air pressure.
barograph a recording barometer.
baroscope a weatherglass.
baroscopic relating to a baroscope, a weatherglass.
biotron a climate control chamber.
borealis (Lat.) lights seen around the North Pole.
chemosphere the thermosphere, the outermost layer of the atmosphere.
chemospheric relating to the chemosphere, the outermost layer of the atmosphere.
chemtrail a vapour trail believed to contain toxic chemicals.
chromatosphere a layer of incandescent gas surrounding the sun through which the light of the photosphere passes.
cirrocumulus (Lat.) a type of cloud.
cirrostrative of or like cirrostratus.
cirrostratus (Lat.) a type of cloud.
cirrous having a cirrus, a tendril.
cloud a mass of visible vapour (verb) to cover with clouds
cloudage a mass of clouds.
cloudily (Adv.) CLOUDY, full of cloud.
cloudiness the state of being cloudy.
cloudless without cloud.
cloudlessly (Adv.) CLOUDLESS, without cloud.
cloudlet a small cloud.
cloudy full of cloud.
coniology the study of atmospheric pollutants and dust.
corona (Lat.) a small circle of light sometimes seen round the sun, moon, or other luminary.
corposant st. Elmo's fire or similar electrical discharge.
counterglow another name for gegenschein.
crepuscle the fading light at the end of the day, also known as twilight.
crepuscule the fading light at the end of the day, also known as twilight.
cryophorus an instrument for showing the decrease in the temperature of water by its evaporation.
cumulocirrus a type of cloud.
cumulonimbus a type of cloud.
cumulostratus a type of cloud.
cumulous like cumulus, a kind of cloud.
cumulus (Lat.) a kind of cloud.
dayglow an airglow seen during the day.
electrojet an overhead concentration of electric current found in the region of strong auroral displays.
empyreal celestial; sublime.
empyrean celestial; sublime; (noun) the sky.
encloud to cover with clouds.
epedaphic pertaining to atmospheric conditions.
etheric relating to the ether.
etherical relating to the ether.
exosphere the outermost layer of the earth's atmosphere.
exospheric related to the exosphere, the outermost layer of the earth's atmosphere.
exospherical related to the exosphere, the outermost layer of the earth's atmosphere.
fireball a burning meteor; a ball of flame or fire.
firmament the sky.
firmamental relating to the firmament.
fractocumulus a type of cloud.
fractostratus a type of cloud.
fractus (Lat.) a ragged cloud.
frontogenesis the creation of a weather front by the meeting of air currents.
frontogenetic relating to the creation of a weather front by the meeting of air currents.
frontolysis the weakening or disappearance of a weather front.
fumulus (Lat.) a thin cloud.
gaw an imperfect rainbow or other supposed sign of coming weather.
gegenschein (Ger.) a faint oval patch of light directly opposite the sun in the night sky, caused by reflection of sunlight by dust particles.
geocorona an outer layer of the earth's atmosphere.
heatwave a spell of unusually hot weather.
heliopause the upper limit of the earth's atmosphere.
heliosphere the region in space influenced by the sun or solar wind.
horizon the line where the sky seems to meet the earth.
humidity the amount of water vapor in the air.
hydrometeor rain, snow, sleet, hail.
hygrology the study of humidity.
ionopause the region of the earth's atmosphere at the outer limit of the ionosphere.
ionosphere a region of the upper atmosphere.
ionospheric relating to the ionosphere.
ionospherically (Adv.) IONOSPHERIC, relating to the ionosphere.
isallobar the contour line on a weather chart, connecting those places experiencing equal changes in atmospheric pressure over a specified period.
isallobaric of or like an isallobar.
isobar a line connecting points of same atmospheric pressure.
isobare a line connecting points of same atmospheric pressure.
isobaric denoting equal pressure; as, an isobaric line.
isobarometric relating to measurement by isobar.
isobront a line connecting points of simultaneous storm development.
isochasm a line connecting points of equal frequency of aurorae.
isochasmic indicating equal auroral display; as, an isochasmic line.
isocheim a line connecting points of same average winter temperature.
isocheimal connecting points of same average winter temperature; (noun) an isocheimal line.
isocheimenal an isocheim, a line connecting points of same average winter temperature.
isocheimic relating to an isocheim, a line connecting points of same average winter temperature.
isochimal connecting points of same average winter temperature; (noun) an isochimal line.
isochime a line connecting points of same average winter temperature.
isocrymal a line connecting points of equal temperature during the coldest time.
isocryme a line connecting points of equal temperature during the coldest time.
isohel a line on a map passing through all places with the same hours of sunshine.
isohyet a line on a map connecting points that receive equal amounts of rainfall.
isohyetal a line drawn on a map connecting points that receive equal amounts of rainfall.
isometric having equality of power (noun) a line connecting points of equal variations of pressure
isometrical having equality of measure.
isometrically (Adv.) ISOMETRICAL, having equality of measure.
isopleth a line connecting points of equal aspect of climate.
isotach a line connecting points of equal wind speed.
isotheral a line connecting points of the same average summer temperature.
isothere a line connecting points of the same average summer temperature.
isotherm a line connecting points of equal temperature.
isothermal a line on a map connecting points of equal average temperature.
isothermally (Adv.) ISOTHERMAL, relating to equality of temperature.
keraunograph an instrument for detecting distant thunderstorms.
koniology the study of atmospheric pollutants and dust.
kymogram a record made by a kymograph, an instrument for recording fluid pressure.
kymograph an instrument for recording fluid pressure.
kymographic relating to a kymograph.
kymography using a kymograph, an instrument for recording fluid pressure.
lithometeor a mass of solid particles, such as dust, sand, etc., suspended in the atmosphere.
lunarist one who believes that the moon affects the weather.
mammatus (Lat.) a type of cloud.
megafog a fog signal with megaphones pointing in several directions.
mesopause the upper limit of the atmosphere.
metcast a weather forecast.
moonbow a rainbow cast by the moon.
moondog a bright spot in the sky formed by refracted moonlight.
nephologist a practitioner of nephology, the study of clouds.
nephology the study of clouds.
nightglow an airglow seen during the night.
nimbed having a nimbus.
nimbostratus a type of cloud.
nimbus (Lat.) a halo; a type of cloud.
nimbused surrounded with a nimbus, a halo.
nubilose cloudy; vague.
nubilous cloudy; vague.
ozonosphere the ozone layer.
paranthelion a diffuse whitish image of the sun, having the same altitude.
parheliacal of or pertaining to a parhelion, a halolike light seen in sky opposite the sun.
parhelic of or pertaining to a parhelion, a halolike light seen in sky opposite the sun.
parhelion a halolike light seen in sky opposite the sun.
pibal a small balloon for determining the direction and speed of the wind.
rainbow an arc of spectral colors formed in the sky.
rainbowed having a rainbow.
rainbowy full of rainbows.
rawinsonde an apparatus for taking upper-air wind velocity and direction.
sferics (Short for) atmospherics, noises interfering with radio reception, due to electric disturbances in the ether.
skiey like the sky; ethereal.
skyey like the sky; ethereal; being in the sky.
skyglow a glow in the night sky resulting from urban lights.
skyish (Shakesp.) like the sky, or approaching the sky.
skyline the horizon.
spherics (Short for) atmospherics; the branch of science that deals with these, esp for the radiolocation of electrical storms.
stratiform layered; forming a layer.
stratocumulus a type of long, wide, low-lying cloud with massive, rounded summits.
stratopause the transitional layer between the stratosphere and the mesosphere.
stratosphere a region of the atmosphere beginning about 41/2 to 10 miles up, in which temperature does not fall as altitude increases.
stratospheric relating to stratosphere.
stratospherical relating to the stratosphere.
stratus (Lat.) a low-lying cloud resembling a horizontal fog bank.
substratosphere the area of the atmosphere below the stratosphere.
subtropical relating to the area lying between the Tropic of Cancer and 40 degrees N, and the Tropic of Capricorn and 40 degrees south.
subtropically (Adv.) SUBTROPICAL, of, having or resembling near-tropical climate.
sunbeam a beam of sunlight.
sunbeamed with sunbeams.
sunbeat continually exposed to the sun.
sunbeaten continually exposed to the sun.
sunbelt a region with a warm sunny climate.
sunbow a bow or arc of rainbowlike colours that is made by the sun shining through spray or mist, eg of a waterfall.
sundog a bright spot or halo appearing on either side of sun, aka parhelion.
sunland an area marked by a great amount of sunshine.
sunless having no sunlight.
sunlessly (Adv.) SUNLESS, without sun.
sunnily (Adv.) SUNNY, full of sun.
sunny full of sun.
sunray a ray of sunshine.
sunshine the light of the sun.
sunshiny full of sunshine.
thermosphere the outermost layer of the atmosphere.
thermospheric relating to thermosphere.
tropopause the level of the atmosphere where the troposphere ends and stratosphere begins.
troposphere a region of the atmosphere from 25,000 feet to 55,000 feet, the boundary between the upper troposphere and the lower stratosphere.
tropospheric relating to the troposphere.
undersky the lower region of the sky.
unsunny not sunny.
uranian heavenly; of the heavens.
vog air pollution caused by volcanic dust.
weather atmospheric conditions; (verb) to expose to atmospheric conditions.
welkin (OE) the sky.
woolpack cirrocumulus cloud.